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Estádio Municipal Edelfride Palhares da Costa

Estádio Municipal Edelfride Palhares da Costa, formerly Estádio Municipal de Benguela is a multi-use stadium in Benguela, Angola.[1]

Estádio Municipal Edelfride Palhares da Costa
Former namesEstadio Municipal de Benguela
LocationBenguela, Angola
OwnerState-owned
OperatorEstrela Clube Primeiro de Maio
Capacity5,000
Tenants
Estrela Clube Primeiro de Maio

The stadium underwent a major rehabilitation in 2010, in the framework of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and was used by both the Benguela-based Egypt and Benin national football teams as practice ground.[2]

In 2010, the stadium was handed over to Estrela Clube Primeiro de Maio for management purposes and tenancy.[3] The stadium holds 5,000.

The stadium was renamed after Edelfride Palhares da Costa, a local football legend who played locally before moving to continental Portugal before independence where he played for some local clubs.

Coordinates: 12°35′37.9788″S 13°23′24.3744″E / 12.593883000°S 13.390104000°E / -12.593883000; 13.390104000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Stadiums - Stadiums in Angola". www.worldstadiums.com. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ "Estádio Municipal - a "catedral" do 1º de Maio no Girabola2013". ANGOP.com. Retrieved 22 Jun 2018.
  3. ^ "Estádio Municipal Edelfride Palhares da Costa". girabola.com. Retrieved 22 Jun 2018.